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Comment: Screw you, BBC (Score 2) 164 164

Screw you, BBC. My little girl is in tears you idiots. I live in NYC and I am the proud Dad of a 7 year old Dr. Who fanatic. As soon as I saw this I told my little girl and we were both so excited to play this game. Then, we got the stupid "you must be in the UK" message.

Really BBC? I am so disappointed. There are hard core Dr. Who fans who live outside the UK.
Don't do this to your fans!

Comment: Love our brave vets (Score 1) 115 115

I have a nice suggestion for you. Get a beagleboard (
Use it to learn Linux and linux programming.
Also use it to learn Android. Write yourself an Android app.

Guess what? You can get a really, really good job. In the NYC
market, Android devs start at 75k.


beagleboard plus accessories: $100.
6 months of learning.

That's it. Good luck.

Comment: Motherfucka (Score 1) 548 548

I wish I knew that one day the Kim Kardashian iPhone app would be number 1 in the App Store and based on sales it is on track to make 200 million dollars
(Yesterday's Business News).

If I knew this, I would make the right decision to join a doomsday cult because the end times are here. Or I would drop out of school and become a gangster.
Fuck it. Engineering or Computer science for 4 miserable years... Not worth it kids!

Comment: Re:You got me DC, you motherfuckers. (Score 2) 249 249

Listen, I get what you're saying. But this is DC comics for crying out loud.
They make comic books. Young boys/girls read these and they live as super heroes
for a few moments in their lives.

DC is selling dreams to the youngest and young at heart.

I guess there are no more dreams. Corporations have sucked all the money
and anything of value from our once great country. I guess it is only right that
they also destroy our dreams.

Let me take a moment to mourn for our nation.

Comment: Re:Let me attempt to translate for you guys (Score 1) 250 250

I will stick with my original analysis. Like I said above, people depend on Truecrypt to keep their secrets and if those secrets are found, people can die! I am not crazy here. This is the world we live in.

Everything related to Truecrypt must be dissected carefully. Snowden proved to us all that we cannot be over paranoid.
Think about it. Prior to Snowden, if I told you that the NSA processed all data between Google's datacenters, also Yahoo, MS ...
would you believe me ?

Comment: Re:Let me attempt to translate for you guys (Score 1) 250 250

Dude, you hit the nail on the head!

The NSA revelations have made everyone very paranoid.
Maybe that's what the NSA is really after.
However, the fact that Snowden trusted Truecrypt says something.

On the other hand, maybe Snowden is a double agent and he only released
low level intelligence so someone out there stops trusting their Truecrypt
volume and decrypt it. Then the NSA can get their hands on the real
data: The plan of the Aliens and the Illuminati to take over the world.

Only joking... I hope

Comment: Re:Let me attempt to translate for you guys (Score 2) 250 250

Maybe. In view of recent NSA developments and discoveries, do you think I'm unjustified in being VERY careful about what I read and how I read it? If Snowden did nothing else, he made us aware just how deep and dark the NSA chest of secrets is.

Just sayin'

Comment: Let me attempt to translate for you guys (Score 5, Informative) 250 250

He says:
"I am sorry, but I think what you're asking for here is impossible."

As a developer, he uses the term "impossible". Nobody says
"impossible" in a development framework. You could
say "difficult" or "expensive" but not "impossible".
He says "impossible" because he is telling us in
specific terms:

It is "impossible" to use the current code base because
it has been compromised. He can't talk about it. He is
under court order or some fucking thing.

Since he cant tell us where the compromise is
he says fuck it all and start from scratch.
He is very specific.

Look, if the developer of an encryption product
says the product is not secure and it is impossible
to fix, I take that as:

"Stay the fuck away from this thing".

To be forewarned...

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.